John Pinderhughes has been a working photographer for over 50 years. He has worked as a commercial photographer in New York City for more than 50 years; operating his own full service studio for the past 45 years. At the same time, he has been honored with a continuous series of shows over that period.
With multi-faceted interests, Pinderhughes has pursued both a commercial career and one in fine art photography. His striking images have garnered the recognition of both commercial art
directors and gallery/museum curators, as well as satisfying the interests of their diverse and separate audiences. Pinderhughes’ talent and reputation for excellence have been recognized with many awards; including awards from The Art Director’s Club, Design competitions, The Clio
Awards, The CEBA Awards, magazine competitions, and others. Pinderhughes’ fine art photography is not an appendage of his commercial work, but a separate Sphere of influence. His images explore variations in pattern, texture, light, and line. He has been widely exhibited and is represented in major collections; including The Picker Art Gallery / Colgate University, The Museum Of Modern Art, The Studio Museum In Harlem, The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Ringling Museum
Pinderhughes has been the recipient of numerous grants including recently The Katrina Media Fellowship from the Open Society Institute where he worked in post-Katrina Louisiana.
The Museum Of Modern Art; New York, NY.
The Schomberg Center For Research In Black Culture; New York, NY.
The DeMenil Foundation; Houston, TX.
The Studio Museum In Harlem; New York, NY.
Howard University; Washington, DC.
The Picker Art Gallery; Colgate University, Hamilton, NY.
The Axa (Equitable) Collection; New York, NY.
Goldman Sachs & Company; New York, NY.
The Detroit Institute Of Arts, Detroit, MI
The John L. Warfield Center, The University of Texas; Austin, Texas
Smithsonian National Museum Of African American History And Culture; Washington, DC.
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2016 Reflections/Meditations: A Retrospective Of Photography By John Pinderhughes; Crossroads Gallery; Notre Dame Center For Arts & Culture; University Of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN.
2016 Life And Light: St. Louis Cemetery No.1 Reframed Through The Lens Of John Pinderhughes; The John L. Warfield Center For African & African American Studies; The University Of Texas At Austin; Austin, TX
2015 Quiet Scripture; The June Kelly Gallery, New York, NY.
2014 John Pinderhughes/ A Digi-Retrospective & Conversation; Harlem Art Salon, New York, NY.
2012 Eatonville Embodied; The Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Art, Eatonville, FL.
2011 A Heritage Fulfilled: Photographs Of West Africa By John Pinderhughes; Museum Of Art And Origins, New York, NY.
2010 The Katrina Portraits; The East Meadow Public Library, East Meadow, NY.
2000 Majestic Vista: The Landscape Of Eastern Long Island; The June Kelly Gallery, New York, NY.
2000 John Pinderhughes: Soliloquies; The Sherry Washington Gallery, Detroit, MI.
1999 A Celebration Of Nature; The Nature Conservancy, Holand & Holand, New York, NY.
1993 A Photographer’s View; AT&T, Holmdel, NJ.
1990 Dry Bones & Burnt Offerings: The Bronx Museum Of The Arts, Bronx, NY.
1989 John Pinderhughes: Recent Work; G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Birmingham, MI.
1989 John Pinderhughes; The Cinque Gallery, New York, NY.
1987 The Photographer’s Eye; The Port Washington Public Library, Port Washington, NY.
1985 John Pinderhughes: An African Experience Revisited; Charles H. Wright Museum Of African American History, Detroit, MI.
1984 Wavelines / Martha’s Vineyard; Gallery 62, The National Urban League, New York, NY.
1982 The Shady Side Portfolio; The W E B Dubois Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1979 John Pinderhughes; The University Of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, NC.
1978 John Pinderhughes; Hoffman LaRoche Pharmaceuticals, Nutley, NJ
1972 John Pinderhughes; The Metropolitan Applied Research Center, New York, NY.
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2020 Visions 1020; Wilmer Jennings Gallery / Kenkeleba House, New York, NY
2018 The Beautiful Difference; Featherstone Center For The Arts; Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
2018 The Black Woman: Power and Grace; Kamoinge, The National Arts Club, New York, NY
2017 Uptown; The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY.
2017 More Than A Picture; National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC.
2015 On Being Black; Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2014 Kamoinge & En Foco: Advancing The Frame; The Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, NY.
2014 Optional Allusions: Art In Flux Harlem, Aloft Hotel, New York, NY
2013 Permanent Collection: The General Motor’s Center For African American Art; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
2012 Kamoinge: Revealing The Face Of Katrina; Gordon Parks Gallery, The College Of New Rochelle, Bronx, NY
2011 Doren’s Eye; Sechrest Art Gallery, High Point University, High Point, NC
2008 Moving Walls 14; Open Society Institute, New York, NY.
2007 Death Bizarre; Center For Photography At Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
2007 Kamoinge: Revealing The Face Of Katrina; Calumet HP Gallery, New York, NY.
2007 Celebration: Nine Artists Commemorate the 35th. Anniversary of Winston Salem Delta Fine Arts; Winstem Salem, NC.
2006 Soul Food; The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
2006 Engulfed By Katrina: Photographs Before & After The Storm; Nathan Cummings Foundation New York University Tish School Of Arts; New York, NY.
2005 Saturday Night / Sunday Morning; African American Museum In Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.
2002 Untitled; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.
2001 Committed To The Image: Contemporary Black Photographers; The Brooklyn Museum Of Art, Brooklyn, NY.
2000 Reflections In Black: A History Of African American Photographers 1840 To Present; Arts & Industries Gallery, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
1999 Jazz Plus / Kamoinge; The UFA Gallery, New York, NY.
1992 Paintings & Photographs; The Alitash Kebede Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1991 New York Time; DeMeervaart Cultural Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1991 The Pleasures And Terrors Of Domestic Comfort; The Museum Of Modern Art, NY, NY.
1990 Home: Contemporary Urban Images; The Studio Museum In Harlem, New York, NY.
1990 Images Of Africa; Cinque Gallery, New York, NY.
1989 Photographs & Diaries; The Photo Canter Gallery, Tisch School Of The Arts, New York University, New York, NY.
1989 The National Black Arts Festival; Atlanta, GA.
1987 Curator’s Choice: The Photographer’s Mind; CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
1986 Contemporary African American Photography; The Weatherspoon Gallery, The University Of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, NC.
1986 Two Schools: New York & Chicago; Kenkeleba Gallery, New York, NY.
1986 America: Another Perspective; The Photo Center Gallery, Tisch School Of The Arts, New York University, New York, NY.
1986 Contemporary Afro-American Photography; The Weatherspoon Gallery, The University Of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC.
1985 Contemporary Afro American Photography; The Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
1983 Contemporary Afro-American Photography; Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH.
1982 Photography: Image & Imagination; Jazzonia Gallery, Detroit, MI.
1982 Recent Acquisitions; The Schomberg Center For Research In Black Culture, New York, NY.
1980 Self Portrait; The Springfield Museum Of Fine Art, Springfield, MA
1980 Selections From The Permanent Collection; The Studio Museum In Harlem; New York, NY.
1979 Encounters; The Studio Museum In Harlem, New York, NY.
1979 The Black Photographer; The San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1979 Diaspora 2: Festival De Diaspora Africaine Du Nouveau Monde; Port Au Prince, Haiti.
1978 The Black Photographer; The Pittsburg Arts Institute, Pittsburg, PA.
1978 Art In Photography; The Peg Alston Gallery, New York, NY.
1977 The Black Photographer; The Cocoran Gallery, Washington, DC.
1976 Light Textures Three; Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York, NY.
1972 The Flag Show; Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY.